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News Wed Dec 26 2007

Over 100 Years Later, The Titles Have Barely Changed

While looking for something else, I found this fascinating catalogue of books from 1903 from a Chicago publisher, Frederick J. Drake & Company. It's slightly re-assuring to know that back then they also sold books on science experiments that could be done at home or how to make money in the stock market. Though I doubt a book about "renowned Dutch comedians" would still sell a lot of copies.

 
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